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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fats Domino is Missing

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I still have few words for all the tragedy and horror of the past few days, but if there's one story in particular that's caught my attention today it's that rock'n'roll legend Fats Domino is missing. The 77-year old musician was last heard from on Sunday night, when he said he planned to ride out the hurricane in his 9th Ward home. As most of you probably know by now, New Orleans' lowlying 9th Ward has been flooded, covered by as much as 12 feet of water the past couple days, with potentially many people trapped on rooftops or in attics, with no food or potable water. Of course, almost nobody's been heard from for days, since all telephone and broadband service, as well as electricity, has been down for days at this point.
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Trope said...

This won't go down well, but there are a lot of people who need rescuing that didn't choose to stay. I know that many of these musicians aren't as well off as we might assume they are, but having transport and not getting out of town? Geez. I hope he loaned his car to a neighbor or something.

Trope said...

But, yay! He seems to be found!
At least, Yahoo says so.
And the more I read of this disaster, the more embarrassed and ashamed I become. I'm taking a break.